What Is a Microsoft Dynamics GP Implementation Advocate…and When Do You Need One?

July 28 2009

A couple months aback I was on the phone with a Microsoft Dynamics GP customer and the conversation went something like this:

Customer: "Hi, I would like to hire you to follow up on my currently ongoing GP implementation."

Me: "Sure! I will be glad to help. What's the situation?"

About Mariano Gomez

Mariano Gomez is a Microsoft MVP, PMP and EVP for Midmarket Solutions at Intelligent Partnerships, LLC. He is the original developer of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Spanish release for Latin America and has been consulting and implementing technology solutions for organizations across the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America for the last 20 years. Mariano holds an MIS degree from the University of Phoenix.

About Intelligent Partnerships, LLC

With over 150 years of combined management and technology consulting experience, Intelligent Partnerships skillfully partners with organizations to solve complex problems, boost operating performance and maximize value for stakeholders. 

A leading global professional services firm, Intelligent Partnerships draws on its deep operational and technical competencies to help companies across industries improve operating and financial performance.  Whether serving as business advisors or in interim leadership roles during periods of change or transition, our professionals take early and quick action in delivering measurable and sustainable impact to both top and bottom lines with a persistent focus on accelerated value creation and precise execution. Locations: Atlanta, United States; London, United Kingdom; and Dublin, Ireland.

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janakirammp's picture

Mariano! Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us. Hope this article reaches all customers and partners as well since it involves both of them. Thanks Janakiram M.P. http://janakirammp.blogspot.com

geomsagen's picture

...not be a direct competitor with the implementation partner by whom the advocate could be perceived as gathering intelligence on their implementation consulting competition with the possible intent to flip the business. If I was the implementation partner asked to cooperate with an advocate, I'd be reluctant to be transparent with a third party who competes in my space. Where does the customer find a qualified advocate that doesn't represent a potential threat to the implementation partner?